The capital city of Karnataka lies on the south-east region of the state. Also, known as the Hi-Tech city that attracts students and working professionals from various parts of the country, Bangalore (Bengaluru) is a place that has the right blend of youthfulness and peace. The city is also called as the IT Hub of India, as many of the World’s Tech Giants have their offices here. The population of the city according to the 2011 census is 85 lakhs approximately. If you stay in and around the city and willing to plan a weekend getaway or a long trip, you must know more about the city that includes conveyance, distance from other cities, budget and things that you can do.
You can definitely plan a family trip and have beautiful moments with them. You can also plan a solo trip in case you are an avid traveler and want to experience the scenic beauty and the night life all by yourself. There are many cities in close vicinity to Bangalore that you can and must visit when you are in Bangalore. Cities like Mangalore, Chikmaglur, Hampi, and Belur too, just to name a few.
If you are travelling from Mumbai, you will have to cover a distance of 984 kilometers. This is by road. By flight, the connectivity between most cities gets shortened due to the time saved. The distance from Mangalore to Bangalore is 352 kilometers approximately. From Chikmaglur, it is 245 kilometers. We won’t even talk about traveling from Delhi to Bangalore by road, as the distance is approximately 2178 kilometers. Knowing the distance, you can plan your vacation in Bangalore better. At least you know, which mode of transportation to choose and how much to spend on travel.
Now this item depends on your bucket list. Your planning adds to the amount of money you will be spending. Ideally, if you are spending the least in for your family trip to Bangalore, you can manage in Rs 5000 per person for a two days trip. However, this will shoot up significantly depending upon different places like if the stay is luxurious and your mode of travel was air or hired taxi, your budget may be estimated to be Rs 10000 minimum. So, How much do you want to spend?
Things to do and see in Bangalore
There are almost 100 places that you can visit in Bangalore. Does that amaze you? Yes, there are that many; however, we want you to be able to accomplish at least ten of them in the city. Hence, listed are top ten things and places that you can do and see respectively.
Bangalore Palace: This palace is a treat to your sore eyes. If you have been to Berkshire, England, the architecture will remind you of the famous Windsor Castle, however, if you have not been there, you will now get an idea how and where the Queen of England like to spend her Easter. Coming back to Bangalore Palace, it is spread across a huge span of area of 450 acres, this palace is green, and the old architecture adds to the beauty. It was built in the year 1878 and its lavishness will definitely make you feel royal too. No matter if you are on a family trip, trip with friends, or a solo trip, you must visit here.
1. Cubbon Park
Spread across a span of 300 acres of greenery, this park is a tourist attraction that many people like to visit. The first stone of this park was laid by Lord Cubbon, who was Mysore’s British Commissioner. Hence, the park got its name. It is interesting to know that even the famous Bangalore Aquarium is in the park. It is the second largest in the country and deserves a visit.
2. UB City Mall
A mall that is on the expensive side and satisfies your luxury shopping needs, you have to be here. Central Business District is a popular location in Bangalore. This mall is located in that business district. You will get everything that you love within your high-end budget. Right from spa to shopping (including high street shopping) to fine dining, honeymooners love to come here.
3. Wonderla Amusement Park
If you are on an adventure trip, you can’t miss this place. It is considered to be one of the best available in the country for joyrides and adventure. High Thrill dry rides are the best here. And if you think amusement parks are for kids, we claim that once you visit this place, things will change for you.
4. Ulsoor Lake
If you know, Halsur or Alasur, this is the old name of this lake. The lake dates back to the second century and was built by Kempe Gowda. Boating is enjoyable in this location. You will also love the view of the lake that is gorgeous. The lake covers over 120 acres. A walk here with your loved one instantly turns romantic.
5. Nandi Hills
Bangalore has a few hidden gems that can be explored if you travel a little farther from the city. Nandi Hills is one of them. The hill station is perfect for someone who chooses tranquility over busy city life. Solo trip travelers should be here for trekking and peaceful stay.
6. Innovative Film City
Innovative film city in Bangalore is yet another amusement park, however this more of a theme park and cover 58 acres of acre. Hence, you will need a day or at least half a day to explore the location inside. This place is not just ideal for kids for the fun rides and activities they can enjoy, but adults as well. Also, people love this space as there is a lot to explore and food to relish.
7. Chunchi Falls
Nature calls everyone. At a distance of 90 kilometers from the city of Bangalore is situated Chunchi falls that will add a spark to your trip. The sound of the water and the surrounding that is lush green make it an ideal location to enjoy with friends and family. Also, if you are travelling by a taxi or your own car, en-route you will find a watchtower which offers a 360 view of the entire rocky terrain blessed with lush greenery.
8. Lumbini Gardens
If you are on a family trip, Lumbini gardens is what you will love to visit. The garden is located on the banks of Lake Nagawara. Kids love to be in this garden for the view as well as the feel. You can spend 2-3 hours here to relax and refill the lost energy from all the sightseeing and adventure activities that you did.
9. Bull Temple
Are you an ardent follower of religion and visit temples wherever you go? If Yes, this popular Bull temple will be your go to place that will give you the inner peace required. It is ancient temple that is dedicated to Nandi Bull, Lord Shiva’a wagon, and hence also called the Nandi Temple. The Nandi statue present in the temple is almost 15 feet high and over 21 feet long. There is also a temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh in the premises.
The list is going to be too long if we don’t stop here. Visit Bangalore and enjoy both nature and city life.
Best Time to Visit Bangalore
A city that is popular not just for the places you can visit around but also the climate is ready to welcome you any time of the year. The summers are pleasant unlike other hot cities in India. Monsoon looks beautiful for the space the city has and of course, winter is cold enough to make you feel its winter. Any time of the year, the city is all set to make your trip a memorable one.
How to Reach Bangalore?
There are many routes that you can opt if you have to travel to Bangalore from any part of this country. If you travel from Delhi, you can choose any of the options; flight which is approximately 3 hours to the destination, train that runs through Yeshwathpur, or makes you reach Bangalore cant directly from New Delhi railway station and by bus that will make you reach in approximately 35-40 hours. Of course, bus journey doesn’t look feasible. If you are travelling for a family trip from Mumbai, you can choose either train or flight. The distance from Mumbai is not much. Hence, bus won’t be bad either.
From the nearby cities, you can opt for hired taxis or public transport such as bus or train. The option depends entirely on you. You must know that depending on the route, you also spend your money.
It is advisable to plan a trip to Bangalore or for that matter to any city in advance for better enjoyment in less price. Being a metropolitan, Bangalore has its own Airport and 2 Railway Stations.